How to go from Okayama to Takamatsu ? 

With a Japan Rail Pass

travel from honshu to shikoku with the marine liner 

If you are coming to Shikoku from Honshu, your first stop will probably be Takamatsu, the capital of Kagawa prefecture.Take the Marine Liner rapid train along the Seto-Ohashi Line, which runs direct to Takamatsu across the scenic Seto-Ohashi Bridge.
The bridge, or rather the series of bridges jumping from islet to islet, opened in 1988, spans 9.4 km and took nearly a decade to build. 

The marine Liner from Okayama to Takamatsu with a Japan Rail Pass

Part of the Okayama urban agglomeration, it is its smallest yet most populated district.

28 KM - 0H13 - CHAYAMACHI STATIONStop here and change for the JR Uno Line towards Uno, if you plan to visit Naoshima.
The seto ohashi bridge
A TRIP TO NAOSHIMA Naoshima Island is accessible from Uno Port on mainland Honshu and Takamatsu Port on Shikoku. Once you are on the island, there are many open-air installations as well as art museums and interesting architecture to see. It is well worth staying for a night on the island, with options ranging from 5 star to Yurts. Renting a bicycle is one of the best ways to get around.

Learn more about the Inland Sea.
The Ritsurin Garden in Takamatsu
28 km - 0H19 - KOJIMA stationLast stop on Honshu before the train crosses the Seto-Ohashi Bridge. The view from the bridge is wonderful. 
51 km - 0H37 - SAKAIDE stationChange here if you want to visit the Kokubun-ji. Take a local train to Kokubu (service operates approximatively every 30 minutes), it is an 11-minute trip. Kokubu Station is a 5-minute walk away from the Kokubun-ji, the 80th temple of the Shikoku pilgrimage. The entrance is just off  the main road on the left .
72 KM - 0H53 - TAKAMATSU station
discover takamatsu
What to see in Akita ?

What to see ?
Takamatsu combines urban verve with relaxed down-home atmosphere. Stop at Ritsurin Garden to taste a slice of it. Japan’s largest Cultural Heritage Garden, incorporates the pine-clad mountain into its overall visual design. Six spring- fed ponds (home to some 3 000 koi carp) and 13 small hills  representing miniaturized landscapes, can be divided into 2 parts: a classical southern garden and a modern northern garden with wide grassy lawns and huge lotus ponds.
Take a train heading for Tokushima and get o at Ritsurin- Koen Kita Guchi, turn right out of the station, follow the tracks to the rst street, and turn right (4 minutes).
Open daily, from dawn to dusk, ¥410.
Where to stay in Akita ?

Where to stay ?
A very new, clean hotel with lots of extra amenities, including bike rental! A 15-minute walk from the station.
8-23 Marugame-cho, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 760-0029
Tel : 08-7811-7855  / www.daiwaroynet.jp/takamatsu

A quirkyguesthouse with friendly owners fluent in English. Two minutes away from Showamachi Station, the station just after Takamatsu.
3-7-5 Ougi-machi, Takamatsu, Kagawa, 761-0013
Website : click here 

This 20-storey luxury hotel is located in Sunport Takamatsu. The rooms command a view over the Seto Inland Sea and the city. The hotel provides with a large choice of restaurants.
1-1 Hamanocho, Takamatsu,Kagawa 760-0011
Tel : 08-7811-1111 / www.jrclement.co.jp/en
Where to eat in Akita ?

Where to eat ?
CHIKUSEI 竹清 Kagawa Prefecture is renowned for its udon and Chikusei is widely known as Takamatsu’s best udon in all varieties. From Takamatsu Station, walk south down Kencho-mae-dori and turn right at the third traffic light.
Open 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., closed Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays.
Tel : 08-7834-7296

IKKAKU 一鶴 A popular and delicious restaurant chain found all over Kagawa Prefecture serving Japanese-style chicken wings. Four traffic lights south of Takamatsu Castle and Takamatsu Station, to the east.
Open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekends.

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